"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel

5/26/12

Thought for Today - Open Mind

"The mind is like a parachute - it works best when it is open. How quickly we make assumptions, jump to conclusions and close our mind. How easily we form and hold fast to our opinions and then close our mind. How fast do we make a judgement, slap on a label and then close our mind. A closed mind never knows the delight of playing with possibilities, being enlightened by others point of view or enjoying the diversity of human life. An open and understanding mind never assumes, doesn't jump to conclusions and won't hold fast to any opinion. Perhaps it is no wonder a closed mind is not a very relaxed mind." ~Thought for Today-UK

Calvin Trillin - remarkable mother

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." ~Calvin Trillin

Thought for Today - Cherished Soul

"Greet life with enthusiasm and confidence by constantly maintaining the awareness of how cherished you are." ~Thought for Today-UK




Pamela Vaull Starr - dream

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"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." ~Pamela Vaull Starr

Bryant H. McGill Quotes


"A democracy of mean and ignorant people is just as scary as any other horrible form of government." ‪~Bryant McGill

"A life of success comes from seeking a life of beauty." ~Bryant McGill

"A moment of truth is very powerful. Instead of smiling to be polite, just frown. Instead of laughing when you are nervous or uncomfortable, just speak your truth. Instead of acting like everything is all right, proclaim it isn't alright, and talk about your feelings! Honor your truth. Honor yourself. Be real." ~Bryant McGill

"An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things." ~Bryant McGill

"As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"As your consciousness, refinement and pureness of heart expands you will become less judgmental, less corrective, less reactive, less black-and-white, less critical, less apt to blame and less tormented by others and their faults and views." ~Bryant McGill

"Acknowledge something beautiful and something beautiful will acknowledge you." ~Bryant McGill

"Advertisements make us ashamed of our blemishes, imperfections and flaws, but these so-called flaws are really our strengths and gifts." ~Bryant McGill

"Be calm and create a clear, safe space in your mind. Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm." ~Bryant McGill

"Be open to others; give people a chance.
Be open to yourself; give yourself a chance."
~Bryant McGill

"Being more positive just takes practice. You can retrain your mind to see the best possibilities in everything." ~Bryant McGill

"Beauty speaks to us in moments." ~Bryant McGill

"Beneath your burdensome regrets and who you think you are through the lens of past mistakes, there is someone beautiful who wants to emerge. You are not your mistakes and your mistakes are not you. You are so much more than your mistakes. Allow your truth to emerge. Your truth cannot emerge buried under a mountain of guilt and regret. Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away. Quit collecting every painful word, memory and mistake. Collect hope. Hope is lighter." ~Bryant McGill

"Change can be beautiful when we are brave enough to evolve with it, and change can be brutal when we fearfully resist." ~Bryant McGill

"Change is inevitable. Your personal and spiritual evolution will always be seen as a betrayal by those whose values you abandon. You have a right to change your values, beliefs and ideas. The discomfort you feel when you attempt to change is just the social control that surrounds you becoming more obvious and bearing down on you. There is nothing more spiritual than freedom and it is very spiritual to violate old beliefs for new values." ~Bryant McGill

"Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand and process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away." ~Bryant McGill

"Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are." ~Bryant H. McGill

"Choose thoughts that give you the emotions of being alive and excited about life." ~Bryant McGill

"Create a beautiful place inside of yourself and then begin to expand and build outward." ~Bryant McGill

"Dare to see yourself for what you really are! Do not be limited by the judgements of others. Do not believe the lie of limitations. Inside of YOU is every possibility ever known. Close your eyes and visualize your divine beauty." ~Bryant McGill

"Do not wallow in your mistakes. Do not grovel and prostrate yourself in hopes of forgiveness. We all make mistakes. Apologize and move forward. Do not replay the event in your head. Do not continue to beat yourself up. Do not profusely explain, defend yourself, make excuses or blame. After you apologize, do no more explaining; never explain more than once — ever. When you keep explaining and rehashing you just keep your mistake alive. Learn your lesson and adjust your behavior and move forward. Let people see you overcoming your mistakes with integrity. Most mistakes which seem huge in the heat of the moment are quickly forgotten. We often even further bond with others through surviving our mistakes together. Big mistakes are an outstanding opportunity to showcase your ability to recover and have grace under pressure. The bigger the mistake the bigger the opportunity. This is how you turn it all around." ~Bryant McGill

"Do something different today. Think something different. Get off of the hamster wheel and push back on life a little. Stretch yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"Do what you can to help people but have the wisdom to accept your limits." ~Bryant McGill

"Don't allow others to make you feel small. You came to this world to grow and to explore and touch the miracles and marvels of life." ~Bryant McGill

"Don't be afraid to express your love. Open yourself to feeling everything. Living without feeling is no different than not living at all." ~Bryant McGill

"Don't dwell on sadness. Joy will take you where you want to go." ~Bryant McGill

"Don't hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin." ~Bryant McGill

"Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves." ~Bryant McGill

"Each person you meet is a lesson to be learned." ~Bryant McGill

"Empowerment is never about blame; it is about taking personal responsibility." ~Bryant McGill

"Even the softest and sweetest heart was made by design for extreme battle. Make no mistake about it, no matter how kind, meek, humble and soft your giving heart is — you are a warrior!" ~Bryant McGill

"Every beautiful thing you say to someone becomes a part of them and you." ~Bryant McGill

"Every ending is creating the space and opening for an amazing new beginning." ~Bryant McGill

"Every one of us must eventually face the storm." ~Bryant McGill

"Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life." ~Bryant McGill

"Everything worthwhile takes time, nurturing and love. When something isn’t working, love it more, nurture it more and give it more time." ~Bryant McGill

"Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life. Prayers are at the very least meditations. A positive thought is a silent prayer; a negative thought — a silent curse. A single thought can flood your body with emotional stress, or calming relief. Your thoughts have tremendous power over your feelings and perceptions. When we feel powerless in a hostile world we can at least practice quelling the enmity in our minds. Think deliberately. Think carefully. Think purposefully. Think positively. Pray for your own deliverance from your own vicious thoughts. Ask for forgiveness — forgiving yourself for the terrible things you have thought about yourself. Ask for the strength to never curse yourself or others again. Your positive thoughts are both the prayer, and the answer to your prayer. Each positive thought is your refuge and your sanctuary, where in that thoughtful moment, you are safe. Begin now with loving thoughts and allow these quiet prayers to transform your life." ~Bryant McGill

"Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion." ~Bryant McGill

"Everything and everyone is your teacher." ~Bryant McGill

"Fear is a prison, where you are the jailer. Free yourself!" ~Bryant McGill

"For those we love we carry our hopes deeply in our hearts. Our hearts anguish when we must watch their painful mistakes. We suffer when they suffer; we rejoice in their joy. Our connection is tempered in both strife and triumph. We struggle, cry, pray and hope for the best. We sometimes feel taken for granted or unappreciated. But we stand by their side; steady, true and unwavering. For those we love we will carry any burden. Love is the promise that we will be there tomorrow. This is dedicated to those we love and cherish. A Promise — today, tomorrow and forever." ~Bryant McGill

"Forcing good behavior is itself a bad behavior. You can only teach good behavior by living it." ~Bryant McGill

"Forgiveness has nothing whatsoever to do with how wrong someone else was; no matter how evil, cruel, narcissistic or unrepentant they are, when you forgive a person, you break the unhealthy bonds between you and your abuser-victim relationship, and you redefine yourself as an independent victor in your own life." ~Bryant McGill

"Forgiveness is about your peace of mind." ~ Bryant McGill

"Freedom is in sunlight, mountain hikes, riversides and in the night's sky full of stars. Freedom is in laughter and in tears, and in moments we hold someone we love. Freedom is in breaking bread together. Freedom is in the quietness and in your breath; it is deeply felt in ordinary moments. Freedom is simply knowing what's real. Freedom is doing what's right. Real freedom may seem pretty boring by today's standards; it is not spectacular, bedazzling, enthralling or entertaining — but it means absolutely everything. Freedom is a forgotten land waiting for you to remember. Begin to remember." ~Bryant McGill

"Freedom is the realization that it is sufficient to simply be a human being." ~Bryant McGill

"Get out of your own way. Learn to exist gracefully and peacefully with yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life." ~Bryant McGill

"Haven't you been listening to your inner-voice? Be honest, your gut has been screaming but you have been ignoring it. How much more of your life are you going to throw-away for a lie? Accept it. Some people never change. Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. They know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos. Chaos is their home-court advantage where they play their mind-games so they can have power over you; it's a rigged game you can never win. They will wear you ragged and bring you to your knees emotionally and physically. In time they will destroy every wonderful thing you have in your life. You are in danger: your health, your peace of mind, your happiness and maybe even your life. There is more than one way to lose your life; quickly through violence, or fettered-away and wasted around dreadful, toxic people. You must take control of your life and make good decisions for yourself. The insanity must end, for your sake and for theirs." ~Bryant McGill

"Hold the vision of that beautiful world for yourself first. Think positively and lovingly about yourself. Look for the beauty you seek first within yourself. Once you find your positive vision, then share the victory of your loving attitudes with everyone you meet, through your calm and generous successes." ~Bryant McGill

"Hope meets you halfway on a bridge called faith." ~Bryant McGill

"Humility taught me that every person is a winner." ~Bryant McGill

"I can't stress enough that the opportunities are not "out there" — they are inside of you as a part of your own self-realization." ~Bryant McGill

"If one cannot speak their truth, and be their own truth, then what is life beyond an unbearable lie?" ~Bryant McGill

“If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.” ~Bryant McGill

"If you act falsely everything around you will be false." ~Bryant McGill

"If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in poor company." ~Bryant McGill

"If you are not on your path of purpose, you will only have misery in your life." ~Bryant McGill

"If you are present you will find hidden gifts in the simplest moments." ~Bryant McGill

"If you believe in yourself and work with joy, passion and patience you can live your dream — no matter what that dream looks like — it can be yours." ~Bryant McGill

"If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggle will give you everything." ~Bryant McGill

"If you could just believe in your own beauty, you could then believe in the beauty of others." ~Bryant McGill

"If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again." ~Bryant McGill

"If you make it right with yourself, it will be right with the whole world." ~Bryant McGill

"If you want an incredible life and you have a bad attitude, and are mean to people — you can just forget about it. If you are cynical, pessimistic, judgmental, shallow and petty, you don't deserve success, because success is empowering, and petty people should never be given power. You have to earn the right to an incredible life by being an incredible person." Bryant McGill

"If you want the perfect relationship, start with the one you have with yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker. You have to think about happiness, look for the happiness, seize the happiness and believe with all of your heart that you deserve happiness." ~Bryant McGill

"If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently." ~Bryant McGill

"If you work hard and have integrity you can accomplish anything, but never expect a single soul to be happy for you. Do it for you!" ~Bryant McGill

"It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering." ~Bryant McGill

"It's not judging to have eyes. It's not judging to know something. You don't have to walk in someone else's shoes to see they are about to walk off a cliff. If you see someone about to walk off a cliff, yell and stop them. You can judge in service without out a haughty or arrogant heart. You were born to judge just as you were born to think. Your whole life is a series of judgements and adjustments. Don't let people batter you from the bully-pulpit about judging to the point that you suppress your common sense. They are not holier than you because they call their judging "discernment." Don't listen to "non-judgers," who judge your judgement; it's hypocritical hogwash. We judge people constantly. We were born to judge. You can judge a behaviour without condemning a soul. Someone's salvation is out of your jurisdiction but once they have opened their mouth the invitation to judge is irretractable. People often use the "judgement card" to hide when you are getting too close to the truth for comfort. Hang on to your judgement. Good judgement will keep you safe. Good judgement can and does save lives. Don't be afraid of your rightful power to judge others. Judging is one of your most powerful tools you have to protect those you care about, and yourself, from harm." ~Bryant McGill

"It's not wrong to be upset. It's not wrong to cry. It's not wrong to want attention. It's not even wrong to scream or throw a fit. What is wrong is to keep it all inside. What is wrong is to blame and punish yourself for simply being human. What is wrong is to never be heard and to be alone in your pain. Share it. Let it out." ~Bryant McGill

"It is the garden of peace you seek, but it is not a tangible place that exists in the world - it is within." ~Bryant McGill

"It will feel impossible; like you are dying inside — this is your soul crying out for life. It may take everything you have; every ounce of will and strength. You will lose a part of yourself trying to save something essential and innocent. And when you have given everything, you will recover, and you will be set free, and you will discover there was even more in you than you ever knew." ~Bryant McGill

"Kindness is the supreme intelligence." ~Bryant McGill

"Learn to catch yourself and stop yourself immediately when you are engaging in negative self-talk." -Bryant McGill

"Let the change begin with your choices this very moment." ~Bryant McGill

"Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt lead you to love, and not to hate." ~Bryant McGill

"Let the past be the past. It's time." ~Bryant McGill

"Let your existence be enough for a moment." ~Bryant McGill

"Life calls different people in different directions and sometimes fate knows best." ~Bryant McGill

"Life has a way of shining on people who stand in the sunshine of kind actions." ~Bryant McGill

"Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths." ~Bryant McGill

"Life is a practice. You are what you do each day." ~Bryant McGill

"Life is always speaking to us at every moment. The subtle whispers, cues, and nudges are there as guideposts, to gently carry the humble listener along the path back to the source and the true self. Always choose to trust yourself and your ability to listen." ~Bryant McGill

"Life is the wishing-well. You make a wish every day by how you live your life." ~Bryant McGill

"Listen to your Intuition and the quiet prompting of your Heart." ~Bryant McGill

"Live with kindness, integrity and spirituality. Comport yourself with grace under pressure. Be an asset in the lives of others. Put people before things and live from your heart. Be intelligent, but know it is better to be kind than smart. Be a peacemaker who values peace and takes peace everywhere you go. Learn to understand your energy and how you create with your energy. Have among your priorities the characteristics of politeness, compassion and patience. Avoid making rash assumptions. Be a believer in true love. Seek deep communication with others and with yourself. Laugh and make the best of every situation. Understand that life is not perfect. Be whole enough to love and to be loved. When you find real love — protect and preserve the sweetness and intimacy of your gift. Make your home a heaven on Earth." ~Bryant McGill

"Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude." ~Bryant McGill

"Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people." ~Bryant McGill

"MISERY loves good company, so if you are surrounded with DRAMA, GOSSIP and FOOLS you may want to consider that you are presently at risk of becoming one of them." ~Bryant McGilll

"Never stop sharing your love with people; that's why you were put on Earth." ~Bryant McGill

"Never think you are weak if you cry. Every tear is replaced with Wisdom and Strength." ~Bryant McGill

"No matter what you do — stand up for who you are and be honest about your feelings. Even if it seems like you will be crucified for it; even if you think you will not be as successful or as liked — in the end, it's only your honesty that will have mattered." ~Bryant McGill

"No one can set your level of worthiness except you." ~Bryant McGill

"No one wants to give-up on someone they love, such as a relative, friend or lover. But, sometimes we are forced to make hard decisions by extraordinary suffering. It's easy to judge, or say, "never give-up," until you have been there. Eventually, you begin to realize that life is too short and your powers to teach, influence or heal are limited. You finally accept that their emptiness, pain and dysfunction requires more than you have to give. You can't hand your whole life and soul to someone who doesn't even care about their own. Letting go is an excruciating heartbreak; mourning the death of what once was. If you did let someone go, and you still have guilt, it's time to forgive yourself and begin to heal. If it is time to let someone go, for their sake, or for yours, then this may be your confirmation." ~Bryant McGill

"No one wants to suffer. No one wants to be lonely. No one wants to live in fear. No one wants to lose everything. No one wants their heart ripped to shreds. No one want to be sick. And, no one wants to die. But these things happen in life. So the least we can do is be there for others, as we would like others to be there for us." ~Bryant McGill

"No time is better spent than that spent in the service of others." ~Bryant McGill

"Of course you want to be a good person and be helpful to people in need, but it's impossible to give to others if you have been used-up. Being a good person has nothing to do with allowing people to destroy you. There are limits. You can best help others from a position of strength, not weakness. So, don't forget to be good to yourself first. Don't forget to take care of you! It is never cruel to want to save yourself from being swamped by fools. Remember, this is your life and you have the right and responsibility to make good decisions for yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"On the still calm waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appear." ~Bryant McGill

"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say." ~Bryant McGill

"One positive thought, is the victory you need today!" ~Bryant McGill

"Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate."-Bryant McGill

"Once you reach the summit of your own heart you will see beauty is everywhere." ~Bryant McGill

"Only inner-mastery can bring outer-mastery." ~Bryant McGill

"People who are out of control desperately need to observe your healthy boundaries in-play to learn from your example. You best teach others about healthy boundaries by enforcing yours on them. There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference. Learn how to let people go. Stop holding-on to the wrong people. Let them go on their own way; if not for you, then for them." ~Bryant McGill

"Persistence is the most traveled path to success." ~Bryant McGill

"Possibility is born out of impossibility. The voids define the forms. Even now, your pain and weakness is giving form to your strength." ~Bryant McGill

"Quit assuming others have it better. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. You are not finished or washed-up. Maybe you are just beginning." ~Bryant McGil

"Quit hanging on to the past; fantasizing, dreaming, wishing and replaying it. You can't change it. You just haven't realized it yet it, but you have moved on. You are different now; not of the past, but of now — a different person. You don't need what the past had. Your life is here today. Your greatest moments are ahead of you and are right where you are now, so seize them while you can, before it is too late." ~Bryant McGill

"Real love is opening your heart to the unlovable. Real gratitude is giving thanks when things aren't perfect. Real generosity is sharing when you have very little. Real courage makes the 'impossible' — possible, with real faith." ~Bryant McGill

"Real love sometimes means saying goodbye." ~Bryant McGill

"Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!" ~Bryant McGill

"Risk is your only chance of really living. Safety is a fatal illusion; a slow-motion dream killer." ~Bryant McGill

"Run, leap and celebrate, for you are alive today!" ~Bryant McGill

"Some of the most amazing people in the world were not perfect; they were scarred by suffering, hardships, losses and imperfections. But, when they recovered, they were stronger, wiser, and more loving and compassionate. Your life is going to get better in the proper time, and you will be stronger and more at peace than ever before." ~Bryant McGill

"Some of the people we adore most — like the moth to the flame — seem hell-bent on destroying themselves. Their attraction to their inevitable undoing is heartbreaking to watch, and something you will never understand. All you can do is pray." ~Bryant McGill

"Some people are so addicted to their misery that they will destroy anything that gets in the way of their fix." ~Bryant McGill

"Some people cannot love you the way you want to be loved, because they are emotionally and spiritually frozen. They recoil from or avoid affection. You will never meet a deep penetrating gaze from their shallow eyes; only a surface glance. They will touch your hand with their hand, but never with their heart. They will serve your body but not your soul. They can only connect with you through utility, but never passion. If you need cupcakes or a jar opened, they are perfect; if you need compassion or wisdom, you are all alone. They are only a person as society made them, not as nature intended them. They live life so perfectly, but know nothing of life at all. They did everything they were told to be a good person, but are hardly a person at all. They are empty. They are dead inside. They will break your heart if you let them. They are usually very judgmental. They see themselves as nice but are often mean and cold. They feel themselves superior. They think everything they do is exactly the way it is supposed to be done. They are repeaters. They lack original thought. If you challenge their slumber with awakened thoughts, they will panic and flee. They will make you feel crazy because they only believe what the masses believe. They are the embodiment of the masses, because they have not become their own individual person. Individuation is an attainment of spiritual maturity — frighteningly seldom attained in today's world. You cannot change these people. They are trapped inside of themselves; stunted. You will waste your whole life waiting for them to wake-up to the treasure of what you have to offer. You cannot snap them out of their sleep. Only a tragic event will awaken them." ~Bryant McGill

"Sometimes a person needs us to abandon them, but we hang-on anyway, which can be devastating for both parties. Helping others can sometimes even be a convenient distraction from addressing our own unresolved issues. When someone you know is so toxic and destructive that they are poisoning your life, you have to create some distance. They need you to walk away as much as you need it." ~Bryant McGill

"Sometimes, right when you think your life is getting better, then everything falls to pieces and you end-up right back where you started. In those moments justremember, that right when your life has fallen apart, something unexpected will come along; a new person, friend, opportunity or discovery, that will help you put the pieces back together again. Things may be different, but you will love your life again in time." ~Bryant McGill

"Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk-away." ~Bryant McGill

"Spirituality will take you like love; it seduces you from contemplation to completeness." ~Bryant McGill

"Start creating your world instead of letting the world create you!" ~Bryant McGill

"Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep a person from finding their own way and moving to the next level of their own path — and that person could even be you. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk-away. Real love sometimes means saying goodbye." ~Bryant McGill

"Stop holding-on to the wrong people. Let them go on their own way; if not for you, then for them." ~Bryant McGill

"Stop your worrying, panicking and stressing. Breathe. Remember, you made it this far through difficulties that seemed impossible. Remember how many times you were saved at the very last minute — this time is no different." ~Bryant McGill

"Successful people fail more! Fail, learn, recover, regroup and retry." ~Bryant McGill

"Take a moment to deliberately notice one beautiful thing in your life. Acknowledge something beautiful, and something beautiful will acknowledge you." ~Bryant McGill

"Take some quiet time for yourself. In the quietness you will begin to recognize yourself again." ~Bryant McGill

"Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others." ~Bryant McGill

"Tears are good. What flows is alive. Crying is like a thundershower for the soul. The air feels so wonderful after the rain. Don't think too much. Breathe. Don't be harsh or demanding on yourself. Just experience your feelings and know that your tears are announcing change in your life. Change is coming; like a summer rain — to wash away your pain. Have faith that things are getting better." ~Bryant McGill

"The beautiful path is not a place outside of yourself, but rather a place you carry with you everywhere you go." ~Bryant McGill

"The greatest thing you will ever do in your life is be yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"The harder you work on yourself the more the external things you couldn't change, will change on their own." ~Bryant McGill

"The intimate space of your personal life should be reserved for amazing, beautiful, radiant souls — good, wholesome and loving people. Your truest family is your chosen family, people with whom you most identify. Make a clear decision on the type of people you want in your life and if they don't make the cut, then create some distance." ~Bryant McGill

"The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men." ~Bryant McGill

"The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"The mark you leave in another's heart is always left in yours; for better or worse." ~Bryant McGill

"The more something upsets you, the more it is meant for you. When it no longer upsets you, it is no longer needed because the lesson is complete." ~Bryant McGill

"The more spiritually aware you become the more you will focus on your own self and less on others." ~Bryant McGill

"The number one skill in life is not giving up." ~Bryant McGill

"The one and only true freedom we all possess is what we think." ~Bryant McGill

"The people who walk away are not meant to be a part of your future. Let them go. Your life is with those who stay, and they deserve all of you." ~Bryant McGill

"The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination." ~Bryant McGill

"The repayment for your good acts are the good acts themselves." ~Bryant McGill

"The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit." ~Bryant McGill

"The simple rhythms of nature are calling you. Let them wash away the clutter and distractions from your false life. The false world is full of illusions and misery. Open yourself to the natural and become a human again." ~Bryant McGill

"The trees which are pruned watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people." ~Bryant McGill

"The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts." ~Bryant McGill

"Then one day, I looked around and saw, that the ugly world was a different and more beautiful place, because I was different and more beautiful. I had somehow emerged on the other side of the looking glass. I was on what I call, "The Beautiful Path," a positive life path, walking hand-in-hand, with the dreamers, believers, lovers and keepers of the faithful vision, of a kinder and more beautiful world." ~Bryant McGill

"There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference." ~Bryant McGill

"There is nothing you will ever do that is more important than being honest about who you really are." ~Bryant McGill

"There is so much beauty in the world around us...as you acknowledge the beauty--even the smallest thing--beauty will acknowledge you." ~Bryant McGill

"This is your chance at life — right now. How will you choose to live it? Fettered away by agonizing drama, stress, fear, worry and endless nonsense? Or, savored in a deep and meaningful exploration of rich experiences, passions, people and wonderment? Each day the choice is yours to choose. Be brave and choose wisely!" ~Bryant McGill

"Those who see the world though the lens of love are the true visionaries." ~Bryant McGill

"Through forgiveness you can be free of the tragedies and pain in other people's failures." ~Bryant McGill

"To every soul you encounter, be a mirror, which reflects only their beauty." ~Bryant McGill

"To find true love, simply be the love you seek." ~Bryant McGill

"To forgive another person means you have first condemned them. When we condemn others we condemn ourselves. When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness. When we hold-on to someone's imperfections we become emotionally pair-bonded to their maladies. At a deeper level, when we constantly meditate on another's faults, it is because we are neglecting our own unhealed wounds. Forgiveness is another way of saying, 'I need to mind my own business.'" ~Bryant McGill

"To live a wonderful life create more, buy less, hug more, scold less, give more, take less, forgive more, worry less and be grateful everyday for life. Live with kindness, integrity and spirituality." ~Bryant McGill

"Today, I call upon my Higher Power to deliver me from the impossible to the possible; from darkness to light, and from fear to courage." ~Bryant McGill

"Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you. Stress shortens your lifespan. Even a broken heart can kill you. There is an undeniable mind-body connection. Your arguments and hateful talk can land you in the emergency room or in the morgue. You were not meant to live in a fever of anxiety; screaming yourself hoarse in a frenzy of dreadful, panicked fight-or-flight that leaves you exhausted and numb with grief. You were not meant to live like animals tearing one another to shreds. Don't turn your hair gray. Don't carve a roadmap of pain into the sweet wrinkles on your face. Don't lay in the quiet with your heart pounding like a trapped, frightened creature. For your own precious and beautiful life, and for those around you — seek help or get out before it is too late. This is your wake-up call!" ~Bryant McGilll

"True freedom and power only comes when one is free of attachments." ~Bryant McGill

"Truth that exposes your denial can feel like judgment. If you feel yourself being judged, don't always trust those feelings. Look for what you may be denying about yourself. This is how to heal and grow!" ~Bryant McGill

"Value is your way out of the trap!" ~Bryant McGill

"We are all constructed out of our self dialogue." ~Bryant McGill

"We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some good will indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature." ~Bryant McGill

"What frustrates you right now will be over one day, and believe it or not, you will miss something about it. So look at your challenges with a degree of appreciation. This may be where you are now, but not tomorrow, and when that time comes you will realize that it all had great purpose in your life." ~Bryant McGill

"What they hate is their own lack of self-control, so they control you. What they despise is your strength. What they hold in utmost contempt is your refusal to be controlled and to accept their lie that it's your fault." ~Bryant McGill

"Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth." ~Bryant McGill

"When pigs fly... People will treat you the way you treat them; You will never be judged by appearances; You will never be taken for granted; Your heart will never be broken again; People will know what you have been through. When you fly... None of those things will matter. Spread your own wings and soar!" ~Bryant McGill

"When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves." ~Bryant McGill

"When someone you know is so toxic and destructive that they are poisoning your life, you have to create some distance." ~Bryant McGill

"When the dark clouds of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass. Emotions are transient and temporary. But, the more one has engaged in a particular pattern of thought, the more difficult it becomes to override these habitual patterns, which is why it is very important for you to immediately begin using your power of choice, to feed the good wolf, or the higher-mind. Habit can be your worst enemy, or your best friend. Over time, one can habituate their mind to higher vibrational thought patterns. The mind can be habituated to feelings of compassion, gentleness, empathy, and even calmness and confidence in the face of uncertainty and tribulation. Your future begins with your next thought. Even now as you read this, the power is completely yours. The next second belongs to you, and no one can control how you choose to think at any time. No one can make you feel any certain way. Only you choose how you feel or how you react to the situations of life. This is a most empowering concept. Worrying is a victim's state of mind. Worry is the opposite of power. Worrying is a state of helplessness, weakness, and victimization. Choice is the antidote to worry, because in that moment of worry, you can choose to respond to the situation with confidence, faith, surrender, and humility. You can choose at that moment to commission your mind, which was previously subdued by the debilitating thoughts of worry, into the service of formulating solutions you need to free yourself from your troubles. Your mind wants to work for you! Allow your mind to serve you. This is mindfulness — observing your mind and taking control over where it places its attention." ~Bryant McGill

"When the storm of life comes howling and raging outside your window; when you look that tempest in the eye, there will be a quickening in your instincts. In that moment, you will burn with aliveness. Your total intelligence knows exactly what to do, because you were made to weather the storms of life." ~Bryant McGill

"When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again." ~Bryant McGill

"When the voices of doubt start whispering, turn-up the volume of faith and listen to your heart." ~Bryant McGill

"When we are touched by humility we awaken to a moment of gratitude where we are free from our unpleasant pasts, and free from the torture of future expectations. Humility feels like a thankful-awareness of the present moment. Humility is patient because it is neither past nor forward seeking — it is content. Accept your present opportunities; the pleasant and the painful, which are both seeking to perfect you. Humility adds lessons to our pain and suffering, turning the seemingly senseless into meaning. You only have a chance right now, in this moment — but only through humility." ~Bryant McGill

"When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness.
Let it go." ~Bryant McGill

"When you act honourably, even if the others don't, your honourable actions are your irretractable reward to yourself." ~Bryant McGill

"When you feel lost turn towards love. Become a seeker of beauty in all things." ~Bryant McGill

"When you give others a new chance, a new chance is really being given to you." ~Bryant McGill

"Who you allow into your life, mind and heart are among the most important decisions you will ever make." ~Bryant McGill

"Who you spend your time with is who you are, or who you will soon become." ~Bryant McGill

"Wisdom doesn't come easily or without a cost; in fact wisdom often costs us dearly. Your wisdom will run about as deep as pain has cut you. There are very few shortcuts, if any. But if you are looking for best shortcut available here it is — LISTENING." ~Bryant McGill

"You are being called to heal yourself, not to agonize over your mistakes. Quit overthinking; this is what surrendering really means. Don't focus on your problems and don't obsess about "fixing" things. Avoid forcing "positive thinking." These thoughts can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things they never heal. Simply relax and give yourself some time." ~Bryant McGill

"You are nothing less than a miracle!" ~Bryant McGill

"You are so much more than your mistakes." ~Bryant McGill

"You are the source of your pain. Even when someone hurts you, you choose how to struggle, resist, deny and receive." ~Bryant McGil

"You become rich by having a rich heart. You become wealthy by spending your poverty well and kindly." ~Bryant McGill

"You came to this world to grow and to explore and to touch the miracles and marvels of life. Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because the hurt is real. Instead, let the hurt prove there is hope through your healing. Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt deliver you to love, and not to hate." ~Bryant McGill

"You can always hold out for something better when you know your self worth." ~Bryant McGill

"You can only hide from yourself in the noise, but not in the quiet. If you truly want to get to know yourself, then get rid of the distractions. If you want to really understand what has been holding you back, then simply and calmly focus your full attention within, and observe." ~Bryant McGill

"You can't always expect others to treat you right, but you can treat yourself right." ~Bryant McGill

"You cannot avoid facing yourself your whole life. If you avoid your truthful emotions and pain you will implode and contract into a diminished and feeble state. Growth and empowerment requires reflection and facing the frightening, ugly, hard and unbearable reality. People are often clever masters at fooling themselves and not seeing the obvious right in front of them. One of the fastest ways to move through your pain is to get a grip on reality. Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!" ~Bryant McGill

"You cannot change another person's mind or educate them; this they must do themselves." ~Bryant McGill

"You can't hand your whole life and soul to someone who doesn't even care about their own." ~Bryant McGill

"You cannot heal what you refuse to first acknowledge." ~Bryant McGill

"You cannot save everyone. Some people are going to destroy themselves no matter how much you try to help them." ~Bryant McGill

"You cannot save people from themselves. All you can do is stand firmly in your hopes for them, with compassion." ~Bryant McGill

"You don't create by hating something, you create by loving something." ~Bryant McGill

"You have the heart of a warrior and you were designed to survive!" ~Bryant McGill

"You have to trust in your own value if you want others to recognize your value." ~Bryant McGill

"You may try a thousand ways to make it work before you find the one way that works for you. There may be long pauses between your best and brilliant moments where it all just seems cloudy. Looking back at all you had planned, you may find you are not even close to where you thought you would be. But it is happening; this life of yours. What works for you is good enough. Those long pauses may be some of your sweetest moments. Your journey may have taken an unexpected turn or two, but it took you directly to who you are today. It all added up to something after all — to you becoming you." ~Bryant McGill

"You must clear out what you don't want, to make room for what you do want to arrive." ~Bryant McGill

"You were always stronger than your fear and pain." ~Bryant McGill

"You will be blessed the moment you realize you already are." ~Bryant McGill

"You will be filled with as much love, wealth and prosperity as you can open yourself to receive. Everything is waiting for you." ~Bryant McGill

"You will find beauty in every person and experience if beauty has been cultivated within. The supreme hallmark of reality is balance. Balance and fullness exists in the polarity of all things. How we choose to perceive affects how we partake of reality; narrowly or completely. When you succumb to cynicism, darkness, pessimism and sarcasm you are amplifying imbalance and negativity. Dominant negativity cheats reality of its mutual positives." ~Bryant McGill

"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax." ~Bryant McGill

"Your entire life has unfolded for your heart's ascension to love." ~Bryant McGill

"Your heart is not broken. Hearts don't break. What you are feeling is growing pains. Your heart is expanding in wisdom, compassion, and strength, so one day, you can love even more." ~Bryant McGill

"Your life will be so much better when you start trying to understand and have compassion for people who hurt you — instead of just reacting and hurting them back." ~Bryant McGill

"Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away. Quit collecting every painful word, memory and mistake. Collect hope." ~ Bryant McGill

"Your positive thoughts are both the prayer, and the answer to your prayer." ~Bryant McGill

"Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggles will give you everything." ~Bryant McGill

"Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because it is real. Just let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt send you looking for those who will accept you instead of hiding from those who reject you." ~Bryant McGill

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James Agate - tolerance

“To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” ~James Agate

Sophia Loren Quotations


“A woman in a hat is unforgettable”. ~Sophia Loren

"After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life." ~Sophia Loren

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Sophia Loren  

"Creativity, intellect and talent are the main sources of eternal youth." ~Sophia Loren

"If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful." ~Sophia Loren

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful, than the belief that she is beautiful." ~Sophia Loren

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age." ~Sophia Loren ... Get Inspired Here Every Day

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Navajo - dark clouds

"The clouds which appear darkest in the distance are the ones that the wind blows the other way." ~Navajo

5/25/12

The Bhagavad Gita Quotes


"Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace." ~The Bhagavad Gita

"For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace." ~The Bhagavad Gita

"If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred.
If you want to see the brave, look for those who can forgive." ~Bhagavad Gita

"Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust... wisdom is hidden by selfish desire." ~The Bhagavad Gita

"Let not the fruit of action be your motive to action. Your business is with action alone, not with the fruit of action." ~The Bhagavad Gita

"The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy?" ~The Bhagavad Gita

"There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes." ~The Bhagavad Gita

"There is neither Self-knowledge nor Self-perception to those whose senses are not under control. Without Self-perception there is no peace; and without peace there can be no happiness." ~The Bhagavad Gita

"To the illumined, a clod of dirt, a stone and gold are the same." ~The Bhagavad Gita

"Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water-I accept with joy." ~The Bhagavad Gita

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The Dhammapada Quotes


"All that we are is made up of our thoughts; it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with a pure thought, happiness will follow him, like a shadow that never leaves him." ~Dhammapada

"As a beautiful flower that is full of hue but lacks fragrance, even so fruitless is the well-spoken word of one who does not practice it." ~The Dhammapada

"Cut down the whole forest of desire, not just one tree only." ~The Dhammapada

"Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame." ~The Dhammapada

"Few among men are they who cross over to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side." ~The Dhammapada

"Give thanks for what has been given to you, however little. Why miss what you do not have? The seeker is not sorry." ~Dhammapada

"Hard to restrain, unstable is the mind; it flits wherever it lists. Good is it to control the mind." ~The Dhammapada

"Hatred is never appease by hatred in this world; it is appeased by love. This is an eternal Law." ~The Dhammapada

"If, in your course, you don’t meet your equal, your better, then continue your course firmly, alone. There’s no fellowship with fools." ~The Buddha~ [Dhammapada]

"In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace." ~Dhammapada~

"No suffering befalls the man who calls nothing his own." ~The Dhammapada

'Offend in neither word nor deed.
Eat with moderation
Live in your heart.
Seek the highest consciousness.
Master yourself according to the dharma.
This is the simple teaching of the awakened." ~Buddha, Dhammapada

"One may conquer in battle a thousand times a thousand men, yet he is the best who conquers himself." ~The Dhammapada

"One's own self is the most difficult to subdue." ~The Dhammapada

"The evil life is really the thoughtless life." ~The Dhammapada

"Travel only with thy equals or thy betters, if there are none, travel alone." ~The Dhammapada

"Watchfulness is the path to immortality, and thoughtlessness the path to death. The watchful do not die, but the thoughtless are already like the dead." ~The Dhammapada

Note: Dhammapada, a Buddhist text, can mean feet of righteousness, or path of truth.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes


"It is far better to know our own weaknesses and failings than to point out those of another." ~Jawaharlal Nehru

"Life is a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will." ~Jawaharlal Nehru

"The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all." ~Jawaharlal Nehru

"There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." ~Jawaharlal Nehru

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." ~Jawaharlal Nehru

"What we really are matters more than what other people think of us." ~Jawaharlal Nehru

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Leo Hauser - moon and stars

"Shoot for the moon because even if you miss by a little bit, you'll end up among the stars." ~Leo Hauser

Quotes on ANGELS


"Angels are God's special helpers." ~Our Daily Bread

May angels rest beside your door,
May you hear their voices sing.
May you feel their loving care for you,
May you hear their peace bells ring.
May angels always care for you,
And not let you trip and fall,
May they bear you up on angel's wings,
May they keep you standing tall.
May they whisper wisdom in your ear,
May they touch you when you need,
May they remove from you each trace of fear,
May they keep you from feeling greed.
May they fill you with their presence,
May they show you love untold,
May they always stand beside you
And make you ever bold.
May they teach you what you need to know
About life here and here-after.
May they fill you always with their love
And give you the gift of laughter

"The Prince of Peace was anxious to come to earth and an angel was used to bring the good news that the Creator would become a little child." ~Mother Teresa


"Dear My Guardian Angel,
Tonight as I sleep please lift my worries and fears and in their place put faith and inspiration. Help to seed my consciousness with Love and joy so I may awaken tomorrow with a deep sense of peace.
Weave moments of laughters into my day and please help me to be a blessing to others. Thank you Guardian Angel for helping me to remember the beauty of this life." ~IlluminatingSouls

"A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy - the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love." ~Thomas C Haliburton

"All smiles are created with love...and a sprinkle of angelic light." ~Robert Clancy

"An Angel can illumine the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision, and by bringing within his reach some truth which the Angel himself contemplates." ~St. Thomas Aquinas

"An angel will always appear to illuminate the darkest day of your life." ~Robert Clancy

"Angelic love is every kind word gently whispered for your heart." ~Robert Clancy

"Angelic prose is all the beauty your precious heart will ever need to say." ~Robert Clancy

"Angels appear in many different forms to hold your hand through the difficult times." ~Doreen Virtue

"Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell." ~William Shakespeare

“Angels are speaking to all of us…some of us are only listening better.” ~Anon

‎"Angels are the bridge between heaven and earth" ~Megan McKenna

“Angels are the guardians of hope and wonder, the keepers of magic and dreams…” ~Anon

"Angels come to help and guide us in as many guises as there are people who need their assistance. Sometimes we see their ethereal, heavenly shadow, bright with light and radiance. Sometimes we only feel their nearness or hear their whisper. And sometimes they look no different from ourselves." ~Eileen Elias Freeman.

"Angels can help us understand what intuition means in a personal way. Angels are actually in charge of a large part of our intuitive self. Viewing intuition from the perspective of angel consciousness, we can say that intuition is our way of tapping into a higher power for guidance and awareness." ~Terry Lynn Taylor

"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

"Angels live no place, as God lives no place. They live in the space of eternity, in the center of our hearts, and sometimes I think we each serve as the channels and angels of God, touched by wings of silence, pushed to angelic acts." ~Sophy Burnham

"Angels, please help me remember to direct blessings and prayers to everyone I meet today. Please send extra healing energy through me to all my relationships. I ask that each encounter I have bring gifts to everyone involved." ~Doreen Virtue

"Angels: Do you know why God’s army of angels always win any battle against darkness? Their weapon of choice is light." ~Robert Clancy

"Angels Watch Over: Every second of your life is meant to be a celestial sunrise wrapped in an angelic kiss; and it can be when you open your precious heart to that divine love." ~Robert Clancy

"A person is disposed to an act of choice by an angel in two ways. Sometimes, a man's understanding is enlightened by an angel to know what is good, but it is not instructed as to the reason why. But sometimes he is instructed by angelic illumination, both that this act is good and as to the reason why it is good." ~St. Thomas Aquinas

"Ask God and the angels to help you to meet people who will treat you with respect and love." ~Doreen Virtue

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” ~August Wilson

“Contemporary Angel accounts are frequently about unpredictable encounters that have personal significance in the lives of otherwise average people. Most accounts involve some wonderful or mysterious being who appeared when most needed and who was usually only recognized as an Angel in retrospect.” ~Ruth J. Moro

"Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze?
A tear-drop in the falling rain?
Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves?
Or been kissed by a lone snowflake?
Nature is an angel's favourite hiding place."
~Carrie

“Every tear you weep in sorrow is caught by God’s hand and dried by the wings of an angel. Hang in there; you are never alone in sadness.” ~Robert Clancy

"Everything we call a trial, a sorrow or a duty, believe me, that angel's hand is there." ~Fra Giovanni Giocondo

"Few people realize the profound part angelic forces play in human events." ~Billy Graham

"For compassion a human heart suffices, but for full and adequate sympathy, with joy, an angel's only." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet, when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." ~Anon

"God has placed angels on your path. Some of them have cold noses and have an affinity for long walks and cookies." ~Illuminating Souls

"God uses angels to work out the destinies of men and nations. He has altered the courses of the busy political and social arenas of our society and directed the destinies of men by angelic visitation many times over." ~Billy Graham

"I believe certain people cross your life as guardian angels and some connections can't be explained by words alone. It's more of a soul thing, a feeling." ~Overly Exclusive from Butterflies & Pebbles

"I believe that angels or something like them, sometimes live among us, hidden within our fellow human beings." ~John Perry Barlow

"I believe that young children are examples of beings who see and feel the presence of angels because they live virtuous, nonjudgmental lives. It seems that this angelic communication that little boys and girls report so frequently comes to them without their seeking. And this is in large part because angels recognize their own Divine qualities in those who have yet to be victimized by their own egos." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"I believe we are free, within limits, and yet there is an unseen hand, a guiding angel, that somehow, like a submerged propeller, drive us on." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter. If I'm wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make a difference." ~Abraham Lincoln

“I have noticed that an aura flows out not only from angels and spirits but also from absolutely everything you see in that world.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

"I may be by myself, but I am never alone. No matter where I go an Angel goes with me." ~Mountain Wisdom

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” ~James Madison

"If trouble hearing angels' song with thine ears, try listening with thy heart." ~Terri Guillemets

"If you want to hear the angels sing, listen to the love songs preformed by the magnificence within your heart." ~Robert Clancy

"In the eyes of the angels you’re a beautiful celestial masterwork created by God. Let the world see that art that’s showcased by your heart. All you have to do is light it up with a radiant smile." ~Robert Clancy

"Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels." ~Benjamin Disraeli

"It is at the hour of death that the good angel shows the greatest zeal in protecting and defending the soul committed to his care." ~Pascal Parente

"It was in the stars that your angel would meet my angel." ~Maurice Ware

"Love may be as delicate as a gentle kiss from an angel’s wing, but it’s also strong enough to free your heart from any cage that imprisons it." ~Robert Clancy

"May Angels fly with you wherever you roam and guide you back safely to family and home." ~A Better Me, FB

"May you feel the love and protection of your angels as they keep watch over you all through the night." ~Bette Kelley

"Millions of spiritual creatures walk the Earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we wake." ~John Milton, Renowned English Poet

"One should not stand at the feet of a sick person's bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel." ~Jewish Folk Saying

"Other men said they have seen angels, But I have seen thee and thou art enough." ~G. Moore

"Pay attention to your dreams — God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep." ~Anon

"Remember, no matter how bleak and lonely you may feel, your angels are here for you now. Reach out to them, allow their gentle, strong winds to enfold you and keep you safe and secure." ~Touched by the Love of Angels

"So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame,
Angles affect us oft, and worshipped be."
~John Donne

"Some angels choose fur instead of wings." ~Anon

“Stay Light! Angels always win every battle against darkness, because their weapon of choice is light.” ~Robert Clancy

"The angel was always in the marble." ~Michelangelo

"The angels are here already, they are waiting for you to show up." ~Kyle Gray

"The angels laughed. God looked down from his seventh heaven and smiled. The angels spread their wings and together with Elijah flew upward into the sky." ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

"The angels want you to know that it's OK to take a breath and rest. Healing and transformation often take place in the quiet spaces. You don’t need to have all the answers yet. Not everything needs to be solved right now." ~Illuminating Souls

"The delicate wings of an angel are made from the fabric of glistening hope and sewn together with the light of compassion. That’s why you are meant to glide on the winds of love." ~Robert Clancy

"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone." ~George Eliot

"The greater the dignity of the angels in the celestial hierarchy, the fewer words they use; so that the most elevated of all pronounces only a single syllable." ~Igor Stravinsky

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us." ~Jean Paul Richter

"The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain signing to it... you and you alone make me feel that I am alive... Other men, it is said, have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough." ~George Moore

“The more wisdom angels have, the brighter a light they are in.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

"The peace of the Angels was our guide in overcoming difficulties as i travelled the lonely path of single motherhood." ~Leah C. Dancel, 6 January 2016

"The truth of angels is they have many shapes, forms, sizes, appearances and duties. You will see angels as you need to see them. Sometimes you may see only a burst of light in a darkened room or a cloudy form around a person's body." ~Barbara Mark

"The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people." ~Sue Fitzmaurice

"There are three kinds of angels: the good, the bad and the evil deceivers pretending to be good." ~Anon

"They are always on deck when there is a miracle to the fore-so as to get up in the picture, perhaps. Angels are as fond of that as a fire company; look at the old masters." ~Mark Twain

"Trust your instincts. For they are coming from the angels who watch over you." ~Eileen Anglin

"Watch thou, dear Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give thine angels charge over those who sleep." ~Saint Augustine

"We cannot part with our friends; we cannot let our angels go." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds — resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs." ~Saint Augustine, Carthaginian Author & Saint

"We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts." ~Henry Ward Beecher.

"When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love that we create in our hearts." ~Mary Baker Eddy

"When someone enters your life unexpectedly, look for the gift they have come to receive from you. I have sent you nothing but angels." ~Neale Donald Walsh

"When you feel lost, pause and look closely around you. Somewhere, somehow an angel will be waiting to guide you home." ~Anon

"When you give without expecting anything in return, love and kindness is released into the universe on the wings of angels." ~Robert Clancy

"When you see a feather drifting on the breeze. You will know your Angel sent a sign, to put your mind at ease." ~Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

“When you wake up with a song stuck in your head, it means an angel sang you to sleep.” ~Denise Baer

"When your heart rings, an angel sings for all the beauty love brings." ~Robert Clancy

"Whether you've seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise." ~Martha Beck

"Who does the best his circumstance allows does well, acts nobly; angels could do no more." ~Edward Young

"Your angels walk beside you. They shine love upon you through every moment of your life." ~Illuminating Souls

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"Good night, sweet prince
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
~William Shakespeare

In this dim world of clouding cares,
We rarely know, till wildered eyes
See white wings lessening up the skies,
The angels with us unawares."
~Gerald Massey

"I light a candle every night~
Sending wishes to my angels above~
Keep him safe this man I love~
Watch over him and show your light~
Let him know~
As I close my eyes to sleep~
I am in his arms as I dream~"
~Sandra Gibbs ~

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POEMS


"I hear the Angels singing
a sweet song of Joy
They send their Love
to all human beings.
They dance and praise
for each and every one,
in hopes you will hear them
on even your worst of days,
That they are there to Love you
and guide you along your way.
Listen closely and you will hear
their song of Joy
and you will feel them near."
~Kim Bayne "Live Life Positively" © 2014

WALKING WITH ANGELS

We're sojourners in this world
And only passing through.
We're overcomers in this place
To prove that we are true.
It's to test your faith
And refine like gold,
Our depth of character,
That can't be bought or sold.

It's heaven on earth we long for,
But as we travel along the way,
There are hardships and adversities,
That make it hard to stay
Steadfast in right ways,
While knowing we don't belong
To the pressure and the madness
Of a time that's all gone wrong.

So lift up your eyes
Be strong yet humble.
Be careful and steady
In the tests and trouble.
For if you have much suffered,
To show great love for you,
Your life will be rewarded,
And all your dreams come true.

~Diane Wiltshire-Batey
(Inspiration Line)

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AN ANGEL HAS SPOKEN

An Angel has spoken
Her words did I hear
Be not afraid my child
I am always so near.

I lighten your path
I hold you within
You are not alone
The veil is so thin.

I hear you in silence
Your fears do I sense
Darkness is ending
Light shall commence.

Your pains do I share
My heart reaches for you
I weep when you suffer
My love is so true.

As a child you called to me
You needed me there
My wings to protect you
To guide you with care.

With age...you forgot me
You looked another way
But I am still with you
How I long for the day.

As days turn to months
And months turn to years
You find yourself seeking
The Angels in tears.

I fly to you swiftly
With wings soaring high
To embrace your sweet spirit
Behold...it is I.

I walk with you always
Never shall I stray
I am your Angel
I will show you the way.

~Touched by the Love of Angels~

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WHAT DO ANGELS LOOK LIKE?

* Like the old lady who returned your wallet yesterday.
* Like the quiet friend who told you that your eyes light up the world when you smile.
* Like the small child who showed you the wonder in simple things.
* Like the poor man who offered to share his lunch with you.
* Like the rich man who showed you it really possible, if only you believe.
* Like the stranger who just happened to come along when you had lost your way.
* Like the friend who touched your heart when you didn't think you had one left who cared how you felt.
* Angels come in all sizes and shapes, all ages and in many ways.
* Some with freckles, some with dimples, some with wrinkles, some without.
* They come disguised as friends, enemies, teachers, students, lovers and pets. Rainbows and Raindrops. Scents and colors.
* They don't take life too seriously, they travel light.
* They leave no forwarding address,
they ask for nothing in return.
* Sometimes They wear sneakers with gossamer wings.
* They are hard to find when your eyes are closed, but..
When you look with your heart and choose to see -They are everywhere ....

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Thought for Today - Simplicity

"Peace is simplicity. Simplicity is beauty. Choose a day as your day of simplicity. Speak little, and listen with attention. Do something incognito and nice for a person you are close to. Eat simple and natural food. Create time periods for not doing anything - just walk, look around, live the moment. Have your mind open to a more profound and silent sensitivity. Appreciate each scene and each person as they are. In the evening, write down your discoveries. Observe the state of your mind." ~Thought for Today-UK

William L. Stinger - Mothers of the earth

"Blessed are the Mothers of the earth, for they have combined the practical and the spiritual into the workable way of human life. They have darned little stockings, mended little dresses, washed little faces, and have pointed little eyes to the stars, and little souls to eternal things." ~William L. Stinger

Forest E. Witcraft - life of a child

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." ~Forest E. Witcraft

Robert M. Pirsig Quotes

“Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.” ~Robert M. Pirsig

"The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there." ~Robert M. Pirsig

"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands." ~Robert M. Pirsig

"The solutions are all simple - after you have arrived at them. But they are simple only when you know already what they are." ~Robert M. Pirsig

"We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world." ~Robert M. Pirsig

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Dr. Brent Atkinson - brains

"Our brains are not only equipped for self-protection; we're also wired for love." ~Dr. Brent Atkinson

Bruce Lipton Quotes


"Life has everything in it. But you only see what your perception allow you to see." ~Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D

"The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body." ~Bruce Lipton

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Eric Idle - words

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours." ~Eric Idle

Karl Kraus - look

"The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from which it looks back." ~Karl Kraus

Henry Burton - Pass it on

"Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on; 'Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on; Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another's tears, 'Til in Heaven the deed appears - Pass it on." ~Henry Burton

Debbie Ford Quotes

"The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are—without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are." ~Debbie Ford

"When you invoke the agent of change called acceptance, you must accept all that you are, all that you've been and all that you will be in the future." ~Debbie Ford

Valerie Monroe Quotes

"A thing of beauty needs no comparison, only an eye to behold it." ~Valerie Monroe

"Beauty is one more avenue for a rich enjoyment of the world." ~Valerie Monroe

"Real beauty isn't about symmetry or weight or makeup; it's about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own." ~Valerie Monroe

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Pauline Frederick - people

"When a man gets up to speak, people listen then look. When a woman gets up, people look; then, if they like what they see, they listen." ~Pauline Frederick

Maurice Freehill - dark or light

"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?" ~Maurice Freehill

Neil Gaiman Quotes


"A book is a dream you hold in your hand." ~Neil Gaiman

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~Neil Gaiman

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something." ~Neil Gaiman

"I lay on the bed and lost myself in the stories. Books are safer than other people anyway." ~Neil Gaiman

"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." ~Neil Gaiman

“Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds' eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they've been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small, simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some of them have outlasted the lands in which they were created.” ~Neil Gaiman

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Wislawa Szymborska Quotes

"Even boredom should be described with gusto. How many things are happening on a day when nothing happens?" ~Wislawa Szymborska

"Every beginning, after all, is nothing but a sequel, and the book of events is always open in the middle." ~Wislawa Szymborska

Don Ritchie - remember

"Always remember the power of the simple smile, a helping hand, a listening ear and a kind word." ~Don Ritchie, The Angel of the Gap, 14 may 2012

Kathy Yoder - cowards

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"Those who habitually speak poorly of others when the others are not in their presence, are cowards." ~Kathy Yoder

Bill Meyer - seed

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious." ~Bill Meyer

Socrates Quotes


"Bad men live that they can eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live" ~Socrates

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~Socrates

"Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant." ~Socrates

"Beware of the barrenness of a busy life." ~Socrates

"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” ~Socrates

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~Socrates

"He is richest who is content with the least; for content is the wealth of nature." ~Socrates (c. 470-399 B.C.)

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ~Socrates

"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” ~Socrates

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think." ~Socrates

"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration." ~Socrates

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance" ~Socrates

"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I KNOW NOTHING." ~SOCRATES

"If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.” ~Socrates

"Know thyself.” ~Socrates

"Let him who would move the world first move himself.” ~Socrates

"Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing." ~ Socrates

"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." ~Socrates

"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us." ~Socrates

"Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.” ~Socrates

“Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.” ~Socrates

"Some people put walls up, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to knock them down." ~Socrates

"Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” ~Socrates

"Speak, so that I may see you." ~Socrates

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” ~Socrates

"Such as thy words are, such will thine affections be esteemed; and such as thine affections, will be thy deeds; and such as thy deeds will be thy life…" ~Socrates

"The hottest love has the coldest end." ~Socrates

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~Socrates

"The mind is everything; what you think you become." ~Socrates

"The noblest worship is to make yourself as good and as just as you can." ~Socrates

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new." ~Socrates

"The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” ~Socrates

"The unexamined life is not worth living." ~Socrates

“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.” ~Socrates

“This is what will be my destruction if I am destroyed; – not Meletus, nor yet Anytus, but the ENVY and DETRACTION of the world, which has been the death of many good men, and probably be the death of many more; there is no danger being the last of them.” ~Socrates, Apology by Plato

"To be is to do." ~Socrates

“To find yourself, think for yourself.” ~Socrates

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." ~Socrates

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us." ~Socrates

"Understanding a question is half an answer." ~Socrates

"Whichever you do you will repent it." ~Socrates

"Wisdom begins in wonder." ~Socrates

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” ~Socrates

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Christopher Marlowe Quotes

"Above our life we love a steadfast friend." ~Christopher Marlowe

"Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness." ~Christopher Marlowe on Covetousness

"Things that are not at all, are never lost." ~Christopher Marlowe

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Thought for Today - Gifts Of Virtues

"More valuable than the things we give to each other are the gifts of virtues we pass on quietly to others through our selfless and noble actions. These gifts are truly precious because they are imperishable and they multiply the more we share them." ~Thought for Today-UK

Leonardo Di Caprio Quotes


"If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people.” ~Leonardo DiCaprio

"It is time that we recognise your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests. It is time that we heard your voice and protect this planet for future generations." ~Leonardo Di Caprio on Golden Globe Awards for his movie The Revenant ( the Hollywood legend dedicated his award to indigenous people around the world - January 11, 2016)

"There is no element of genius without some form of madness." ~Leonardo Di Caprio

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Thought for Today on Respect

"Experience the bliss of Self-Respect and give respect to others at all times. When I am prejudiced against another, my narrow vision and small heart lower my self-dignity and self-worth." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Respect is never catching anyone out, never pulling at their shortcomings, so that they become a target for laughter. It means watching and nurturing strength and it is based on the awareness that everyone has value, because everyone is unique. It rests also on humility, because humility knows that what's visible in a fool is only a chapter in their whole story." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Respect is to recognise and appreciate the unique role of everyone. When I find myself having negative thoughts toward anyone, I need to look at the special role this person has to play. When I look closely, I will realise how talented they are, and will develop new respect for them. Without this particular person, the drama of life would not be complete." ~Thought for Today-UK

Dr. Jeff Mulan - healing

"When you help someone who is lost and confused;
When you hold someone who is sad and grieving;
When you hug someone who is unhappy and hopeless;
You too will feel healed and whole." ~Dr Jeff Mulan

Bishop T.D. Jakes Quotes

"If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose." ~Bishop T.D. Jakes

"If you have the capacity to be more than one thing, do everything that's inside of you." ~Bishop T.D. Jakes

"If you hold onto your history you do it at the expense of your destiny." ~T.D. Jakes

"It's the gymnasium of life where you get the workout, the resistance, and you found out things about yourself that you didn't know." ~Bishop T.D. Jakes

"Prayer empowers you to find your own way through life without simply reacting to whatever the devil may through at you." ~T. D. Jakes

"The pursuit of your life is to come into [your] purpose. And the waste of your life is to miss that purpose." ~Bishop T.D. Jakes

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"There are people who can walk away from you…let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you… Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over." ~T.D. Jakes

"Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It's the same in the Spirit. People who don't understand God's timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don't get His rhythm - and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams." ~Bishop T.D. Jakes

"Wherever there is appreciation there will be duplication." ~Bishop T.D. Jakes

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Jessica Winter - euphoria

"The capacity for uplift is part of what makes us essentially, euphorically human." ~Jessica Winter

Thought for Today - Wisdom

"The one who is wise is free from careless or negative talk about others. When someone is talking about another person's shortcomings, I need to question why I am listening: is this information of any use to me, or can I do anything about the situation? If not, then I need to remind myself that there is no use in listening to such talk. Instead, I need to make an attempt to look at the positive qualities of the person in question, and think about how I can help everyone focus on these instead." ~Thought for Today-UK

Dr. Barbara Sinor - power

"You can learn to live in the present by releasing the retained hurt and not allowing it to direct your life. You can accomplish this by using self-empowerment, by acknowledging your personal power." ~Dr. Barbara Sinor, Ph.D

Quotes on EXPERIENCE


"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"All of our experiences are building blocks to give us strength." ~Rebel Thriver

"Allow yourself to experience the freedom that comes from being unattached to outcome, but operating from an empowered heart." ~Gary Zukav

"Another day we get to experience is another day we get to learn and grow. An extra step forward is a symbol of your resilience and willpower to become a better version of yourself." ~Steve, The Pride

"As I look back at the entire tapestry of my life, I can see from the perspective of the present moment that every aspect of my life was necessary and perfect. Each step eventually led to a higher place, even though these steps often felt like obstacles or painful experiences." ~Wayne Dyer

"Bitter experiences bring the most valuable lessons." ~Anon

"But (sic) life experiences and common sense (and sensibility) are ultimately the better forms of education." ~Carlos Silverio Bueno

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." ~Helen Keller

"Create stories from experiences." ~rephrased from Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts FB

"Do your best to be at peace with your soul, and the experiences you are here to learn and grow through." ~Tracey Smith

"Don't interpret God's Word through the lens of your experience. Interpret your experience through the lens of God's Word." ~John Bevere, Driven By Eternity

"Each experience you have along the path is exactly the one you need in order to come into the full and complete realization of yourself." ~Panache Desai

"Every day, Life gives you another opportunity to begin again... with a little more wisdom and experience than you had yesterday." ~Ruth McPherson

"Every event and life-experience that causes pain can be identified as having a base/foundation of believing that one is not loved. Because all things manifest from a thought-form, any thought that is formed with the foundation of a belief that one is not loved has the potential to cause a painful experience. Thought-forms with a foundation of love, faith, and no fear, have the potential to create joy… and so much more." ~Solomon

"Every experience, good or bad, brings you closer to success." ~Susie O'Neil

"Everyone sees what you appear to be; but few experience what you really are." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

"Experience has shown me that the greatest inner tranquillity comes from developing love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove our fears and insecurities and gives us strength to face obstacles - it is the ultimate source of success in life." ~Dalai Lama

"Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills." ~Minna Antrim

"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again." ~Franklin P. Jones

“Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul.” ~Charles Buxton on Zeal

"Experience teaches us that love does not consist of looking at each other, but of looking in the same direction together." ~from Nametests

"Experience teaches you that you have to ride the tide. The setbacks can be public. That’s a given and that’s never easy but you learn to deal with those." ~Sandra Sully

“Experience, travel - these are an education in themselves.” ~Euripides

"Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely a name men gave to their mistakes." ~Lord Henry from "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

"Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life." ~ Lawrence K. Fish

“For it is only by forgetting that we ever really drop the thread of time and approach the experience of living in the present moment, so elusive in ordinary hours.” ~Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World

"From pure sensation to the intuition of beauty, from pleasure and pain to love and the mystical ecstasy and death — all the things that are fundamental to the human spirit, are most profoundly significant, can only be experienced, not expressed." ~Aldous Huxley

"Giving comfort under affliction requires that penetration into the human mind, joined to that experience which knows how to soothe, how to reason, and how to ridicule; taking the utmost care never to apply those arts improperly." ~Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

"Great experiences should be valued like silver, every day is as precious as a box of gold. If we only lived in this moment and made the most of it, we would experience joy, peace and love untold." ~Poems and Quotes

"Happiness is the experience of mind when there is no presence of fear." ~Michael Kewley

"High station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace." ~Tennessee Williams

"How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the character of our experience and, therefore, the quality of our lives." ~Sam Harris

"Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn, and not often, on their own, the hard way." ~Heinlein

"I experience quietness as an incredible condition. Within the quietness of mind you hear a kind of deeper process, a deeper wisdom." ~Ram Dass on Exploring the Power of Intuition

"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience." ~Patrick Henry

"I see everything that has happened in my life as a gift, not because it has made me who I am, for I have always been just me, rather, because I Love Life. We create stories around our experiences. We co-create our suffering with our emotional reactions. I choose to be at Peace with what I have created." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life's experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake." ~Luis Miguel

"If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated." ~Victoria Moran

“If you don't try — then there is NO experience.” ~Nicholas Marchan

"If you’ve been through a traumatic experience, a difficult breakup, or endured a relationship that held you back instead of supporting you to grow, the very best outcome is to learn everything it has to teach you." ~Barb Schmidt

"If you knew me in the past, please do not think that I am the same person that you are meeting today. I have experienced more of life, I have encountered new depths in those I love, I have suffered and prayed, and I am different." ~John Powell

“In the life of everyone there is a limited number of experiences which are not written upon the memory, but stamped there with a die; and in the long years after, they can be called up in detail, and every emotion that was stirred by them can be lived through anew; these are the tragedies of life.” ~James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

"It's an amazing experience when you focus on the positive things in your life. Things start to change. You become happier. You see things differently. There might still be negative things there, but like an airplane flying overhead, they become the background noise of your mind." ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human (from Mermaids of the Lake)

"It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will." ~L.M. Montgomery

"It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed." ~Ram Dass

"Judge yourself no longer for your past. All of our past has been of use to give us the life experience, knowledge, and wisdom we now have." ~James Blanchard Cisneros

"Just because we have a hopeful and optimistic spirit doesn’t mean we don’t have challenging days, personal struggles and heartbreaking experiences. What it does mean is we know it’s important to surround ourselves with positive people and energy. And it means we have great respect for our own resiliency and take personal responsibility for making things better." ~Begin With Yes

"Keep your mind open to new experiences." ~Melissa Ososki

"Life is a long journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy." ~Agape

"Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward." ~Henry Ford

"Life is a series of learning experiences. You cannot have change and remain the same. The more you learn, the more you grow; the more you grow, the more you change. Embrace the change. Embrace your journey." ~Kim Bayne "Live Life Positively" © 2014

"Loneliness is a part of the human experience." ~Panache Desai

"Loneliness is a very beautiful human experience! When you have learned to transcend your human personality vessel and regain awareness of who you really are as the soul, the spirit of universal love within it...you can actually find joy in loneliness!" ~Surf Reyes

“Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the right. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.” ~Theodore Parker, Ten Sermons of Religion, 1853

"Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us." ~Marianne Williamson

"Make the most of every experience, they all make you stronger and smarter for next time." ~Anon

"My experience is that I need no one to complete me. As soon as I realize that, everyone completes me." ~Byron Katie

"Never argue with stupid people, They will drag you down to their Level they will beat you with experience." ~Mark Twain

"Never be afraid of failure or disappointment, because those are just temporary experiences on the path to your dreams coming true." ~Doreen Virtue

“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . ." ~Orson F. Whitney

"Nothing can substitute experience." ~Paulo Coelho

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." ~Auguste Rodin

"Nothing is as bad as it seems. Nothing. There is a benefit and a blessing hidden in the folds of every experience and every outcome. That includes every and any 'bad' thing that may be happening to you right now." ~Neale Donald Walsch

"Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life." ~Harry Hepner

"One does not need to fast for days and meditate for hours at a time to experience the sense of sublime mystery which constantly envelops us. All one need do is to notice intelligently, if even for a brief moment, a blossoming tree, a forest flooded with autumn colors, an infant smiling." ~Simon Greenberg

"One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning." ~James Russell Lowell

"Only when a person finally looks within and says "it's me that needs to change" will they attract and keep great experiences...if you can't admit that, you are scared to face the person behind the mask." ~Daniel Chidiac

"Our journey is our life in progress. We are always moving... always experiencing and evolving." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Our most personal interactions with each other mark the core of our experience as humans. This is where the real growth is, this is where the real opportunity for true soul work begins." ~Neale Donald Walsch

"Our thoughts weave the tapestry of our lives and create our experiences." ~Louise Hay

"Regardless of how hard, challenging, frightening, or difficult an experience may seem, everything is just as it needs to be in order for us to heal, grow, and learn." ~Iyanla Vanzant

"Science and experience have also shown that no race is inherently superior to others, and this myth has been equally exploded whenever blacks and whites are given equal opportunity for development." ~Nelson Mandela from an essay entitled 'Whither the Black Consciousness Movement', written on Robben Island, 1978 ‪LTL

"Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone, to experience, appreciate and love yourself." ~Robert Tew

"The best way to experience heaven is to spend time with Mother Nature." ~A.D. Williams

"The choice of solitude is not so much a rejection of community as a recognition that certain experiences and truths are so alien to ordinary consciousness that the individual must withdraw in order to experience them." ~Carol P. Christ

"...the experience of the mass is behind the single voice." ~Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

"The free man is not he who defies the rules…but he who, recognizing the compulsions inherent in his being, seeks rather to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest each day’s experience." ~Bernard Iddings Bell, D.D.

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." ~Alexander Supertramp

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." ~Christopher McCandless

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.'" ~Albert Einstein ('The World As I See It,' 1930)

"The past is an interpretation. The future is an illusion. The world does not move through time as if it were a straight line, proceeding from the past to the future. Instead time moves through and within us, in endless spirals. Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness. If you want to experience eternal illumination, put the past and the future out of your mind and remain within the present moment." ~Shams Tabrizi

"The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it—this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience." ~Henry James (1843-1916)

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"The reason why playground slides were made, is for us to experience the happiness of falling even when there's no one catching." ~Anon

"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience." ~Emily Dickinson

"The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be." ~Leo Babauta

"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation." ~Benjamin Disraeli

"There are times when the actual experience of leaving something makes you wish desperately that you could stay, and then there are times when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over why exactly you had to leave in the first place." ~Shauna Niequist

“There is a moment, a cusp, when the sum of gathered experience is worn down by the details of living. We are never so wise as when we live in this moment.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

"Time , experiences and maturity change a person. Who you are today could be totally different to who you were yesterday depending on a lot of things." ~Wendi O'Driscoll Gosper

“To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.” ~Oscar Wilde ―from "De Profundis"

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions." ~Deepak Chopra

"We are free when we allow ourselves to BE, to express and experiences our authentic Selves!" ~Sue Krebs / ‪SoulSpeaking‬

"We experience contentment when we realise that everything that is occurring in our lives is useful for our growth and development." ~James Blanchard Cisneros

"We have yearned to be loved and been afraid to love. We have experienced love that hurts and love that heals. We have been loved with many conditions and loved with no strings attached. We have loved and lost people who meant the world to us and we have forgotten some we thought we'd loved forever. We have experienced romantic love, lustful love and sometimes both. We have felt love that confused us and love that seemed to clarify everything. We’ve known the love of family and or friends and we have loved our pets and been loved back just as surely as night turns to morning. We are learning by doing and although we have learned so much, we still have so much more to learn. And so we embrace love in all its many forms knowing it is our purpose, our greatest blessing and most importantly our very heart’s desire." ~Paul S. Boynton

"When you understand that you are your soul, then you will experience Life as an expression of the soul." ~Neale Donald Walsch

"You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life." ~ ~Jac Vanek

"You can spend your time griping and begrudging the things that went wrong or how you are not good enough, or you can spend your time thinking about joyous experiences. Loving yourself and thinking joyful, happy thoughts is the quickest route you can take to create a wonderful life." ~Louise Hay

"You experience the deepest worship in your life in your dark moments, when you weather storms after storms." ~Kyle Reygel Perales

"You live and you learn. With every experience you learn your true value. Keep moving forward to better things." ~Matthew Crystal

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